HEART UK grants and awards

HEART UK grants

HEART UK provides annual grants to help towards achieving the objectives of the charity. The grants can go towards such things as scientific and medical research, improving patient care or exploring new treatment.

We are currently reviewing the grants programme to see how we can make it better. More information will be available soon.

National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs)

The NCIAs, previously the National Clinical Excellence Awards, are prestigious awards, granted to some of the NHS’ most senior clinicians via an annual competition. The awards seek to recognise the unique and specialised role that NHS consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs play and the impact of their work on the NHS at a national level. The awards cover England and Wales.

The aim is that the scheme is fully reflective and representative of this diversity and therefore encourages applications from all consultants who believe they meet the criteria. Find more information and guidance on the awards on the ACCEA website under Information and Guidance.

The NCIA awards opened on 27 April and close on Wednesday 22 June 2022.  Following a review, the ACCIA have changed the way their process works and they have a much-reduced list of nominating organisations. Please check their website for details.

Conference awards

At our Annual Medical and Scientific Conference we provide prizes and awards to recognise talent and best practice.

The Bill Richmond Award for the Best Medical & Scientific Oral Presentation

Bill Richmond was a founder member of the British Hyperlipidaemia Association (now HEART UK) and for many years was a member of the Laboratory Sub Committee. In August 2010 Bill died tragically in a fishing accident in his beloved Scotland.

The award in honour of Bill Richmond for the best oral presentation in the medical and scientific abstracts.

See our conference prizes and awards for more information.  


Rianna Wingett Award

Rianna Wingett  died at the age of 11 yrs and to celebrate her young life an award is made at the HEART UK to thank a health care professional for their dedication to patient care. There can only be one award yet so many work incredibly hard and beyond the call of duty.

See our conference prizes and awards for more information.